We want you to enjoy your time in New Zealand and stay safe on the roads when renting one of our rental cars. It’s important for you to understand the New Zealand Road Code before setting off to your destination in your rental car.
To further assist every Ace rental car is equipped with a copy of the What’s Different About Driving in New Zealand brochure for your reference during your hire.
Take a quick test and prepare yourself for driving in New Zealand.
You must have your current and valid driver licence or driver permit with you at all times when you’re driving. If your overseas licence or driver permit is not in English, you must also carry an accurate English translation issued by:
Click either of the below pdf's to find out more about What's different about driving in New Zealand and Safer Winter Driving
Find more information on New Zealand road rules and NZ road signs in the New Zealand Road Code.
Compulsory signs tell you what you must or must not do.
They are usually red or blue and some have red borders.
Warning signs alert you to a particular hazard on the road ahead. They warn you to be careful for your own safety, the safety of other road users or the safety of road workers carrying out maintenance.
There are two types of warning signs:
Both types of sign are usually diamond shaped.
Permanent warning signs are yellow and black and temporary warning signs are orange and black.
Information signs give you useful information, for example, the distance to the next town. They are all rectangular, but come in a range of different colours and sizes.